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    Video: Scenic Mexican coastal highway collapses
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    If you're looking for proof that this is Mother Nature's world and she merely allows us to live on it for a while, have a look at these videos coming out of Mexico. After a series of seven small earthquakes and heavy rains, a scenic coastal road has collapsed into a vaguely road-shaped pile of ...

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    Motorsports: Jersey, Mexico to be axed from 2014 F1 calendar?
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    Formula One fans in North America were justifiably excited when the FIA published its provisional calendar for next season. Not only did it include the perennial Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal and the (still new) US Grand Prix in Austin, but also races in both New Jersey and Mexico. But a lot ...

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    Followup: Driver in Mexican monster truck tragedy charged with manslaughter
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    The driver of the monster truck tragedy that occurred last weekend in Chihuahua, Mexico, killing nine people and injuring at least 80, was charged with manslaughter on Tuesday after state prosecutors claimed that 51-year-old Velazquez Samaniego did not meet age and health requirements to be ...

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    Report: Monster truck accident in Mexico kills eight, injures dozens
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    Eight people are dead following a tragic accident at the "Extreme Aeroshow" event in Chihuahua, Mexico this weekend. In a monster truck demonstration gone terribly wrong, a vehicle accelerated into a crowd of spectators after a jump over two cars, injuring a reported 79 people in addition to the ...

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    Report: Hyundai, BMW in plant talks with Mexican officials
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    BMW and Hyundai may be joining the rush for the border that has already seen Nissan, Honda and Mazda begin factory construction in Mexico, while Ford and General Motors have both made significant investments in their Mexican facilities. BMW's interest in Mexico has been apparent for some time, ...

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    Report: Daimler and Nissan to build luxury cars at new plant in Mexico
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    A few years back, when Daimler was looking for a partner to spread the cost of development of small cars, it agreed to collaborate with Nissan on future products, such as vehicle platforms and drivetrains. The latest development in the collaboration concerns the assembly of small luxury cars for ...

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    Official: Volkswagen mints its 10-millionth car in Mexico
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    Volkswagen may be about as German a company as they come, but chances are if you're buying one in North America, it was probably made in Mexico. In fact Volkswagen has been manufacturing for the North American at its factory in Puebla, Mexico, for 50 years now, and has just produced its 10 ...

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    Report: Mercedes considering Mexico for CLA production
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    Would you buy a Mercedes-Benz if it were made in Mexico? That's what the German outfit is wondering, as it considers localizing production of its new budget model at a factory operated by Nissan, of which the automaker is a joint-venture partner. According to a report from Automotive News, ...

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    Report: RON Automóviles shows off RXX and R7 sports cars for Mexico
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    Occasionally we learn about a new car manufacturer starting up in Mexico, but usually the country's most significant involvement in the auto industry is relegated to building vehicles and parts for other auto companies. RON Automóviles de México hopes to change that with its new ...

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    Official: VŪHL 05 mid-engine two-seater powered by Ford EcoBoost announced
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    This past spring we reported on the first rumblings of a new, small performance car company starting up in Mexico, called VŪHL (which stands for "Vehicles of Ultra-lightweight and High-performance). Development of the company's first product, the VŪHL 05 seems to be moving along nicely – we ...

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    Video: Mini blows up over women applying makeup in cars
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    Distracted driving is a very real problem. From drivers with phones dangling from their ears to those constantly adjusting the stereo or dealing with rowdy children in the back seat, anything that diverts attention away from the act of driving is a potential danger. And yes, that would indeed ...

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    Report: 'Worldwide, every third Audi will be an SUV by 2020'
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    Automotive News Europe reports the new Audi manufacturing facility in San Jose Chiapa, Mexico will increase the automaker's production capacity for the Q5 SUV by 150,000 units per year. While the plant will supply every market with the exception of China, most of the production is slated to head ...

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    Official: Honda invests $470 million for new transmission plant in Mexico
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    Honda has announced that it has made an initial investment of $470 million to build a brand new transmission plant in Celaya, Mexico. For those keeping track, this is the same city that will also house Honda's new automobile manufacturing facility, which will begin production of the Fit compact ...

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    Report: Renault A-110 revival also planned in... Mexico?
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    Bulgaria, Brazil and Mexico were three of the countries licensed to build the Alpine A110 under license in the sixties and seventies. With the revival of the former Renault rally racing brand, Mexico, whose Dinalpin sold the earlier iteration, wants to do it again – but this time with no ...

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    Teased: Mexico set to get second automaker, and it's a sports car company, too
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    With Mastretta and its home-cooked MXT-R already softening the beachhead for Mexican-made sports cars, a new company called VŪHL – an acronym that stands for "Vehicles of Ultra-lightweight and High-performance"­ – is coming to the scene. The teaser image that you see above shows ...

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    Report: North America's automakers ran at 97% of their production capacity last year
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    Wards Auto began tracking North American light-vehicle production capacity utilization in 2005, and last year produced the highest amount on record: 97.8 percent of available production was utilized, an improvement of 9.3 percent versus the year before. The number represents straight-time ...

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    Top Gear USA returns tonight [w/video]
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    Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood are set to return to our television screens. The trio are back in action for the third season of Top Gear USA, and this time around, they'll be exploring even farther flung destinations. From testing the best college car for a road trip to Mexico to ...

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    Official: Mazda's new Mexican plant capacity rises to 230,000
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    After the turmoil of last year, 2013 is getting off to a much better start for Mazda. The company has issued a release indicating that the forthcoming plant in Salamanca, Mexico has had its production capacity raised even though it isn't scheduled to go online until March 2014. The original plans ...

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    Report: Japanese automakers ramping production for renewed American sales
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    The 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan took quite the toll on the automotive industry in that nation. Not content to lean on that tragedy as excuse for slagging sales, the Japanese automakers are planning on a major production expansion in North America. The aim is to reclaim the ...

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    Official: Mazda to build small Toyota in Mexico for US consumption
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    Mazda and Toyota have announced a partnership to produce a new vehicle for our market. Mazda will build a subcompact economy car for North America based on its own Mazda2 at its soon-to-be-finished facility in Mexico for sale under the Toyota banner. The plant will build around 50,000 units per ...

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